基本情報

所属
総合研究大学院大学(総研大) 文化科学研究科 名誉教授
学位
Master of Arts in Communications(University of Hawaii)

J-GLOBAL ID
200901078785910505

A middle-aged Japanese belonging to a post-war (WW2nd) generation, appreciating art and music rather than science and mathematics, concerned with a human approach rather than factual, a dreamer rather than a realist, and an unbearable romanticist.

Happily married with three children, a son and twin daughters whose original art work has been used for the background of this home page.

After his graduate studies he was recruited into foreign service and served at the Consulate-General of Japan at Honolulu, engaging in duties primarily of political and military affairs. While being in foreign service and pursuing a doctorate degree in international politics at University of Hawaii, he was offered a teaching position and went back to Japan to teach in 1986. After having taught at a small private university in Kobe he was joined the National Institute of Multimedia Education(NIME) faculty in 1992 and was involved in international projects focusing on building international educational networks. Besides running his own research project, he organized a number of international conferences and workshops at NIME. In April, 2001 he was appointed as an adjunct professor by the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, and in December the same year appointed by the Cabinet to serve on the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO representing the field of communication and involved in activities for Education for All (EFA) with a focus on alleviation of digital divide in the Asia and Pacific region and subsequently in promotion of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). He was reappointed to serve on the Japanese Commission for UNESCO in 2004 and chaired its sub-committee for Communication. In the same year he organized a research team and launched a new international collaborative project called “AIDE”(Advancement of International Distance Education) with a focus on distance educational exchange across different cultures and also support for Japanese studies abroad. His team had since been involved in collaborative research activities with a number of major universities overseas and international organizations such as UNESCO and OECD.

Hobbies: plugged into classical music - playing the piano and going to concerts, mostly Romantic works by Chopin, Schuman and the like. Lately, fingers are getting rusty for the keyboard and there is little time and money for such a luxuary, thus has become a couch potato trying to catch up with sleep in leisure time.

論文

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MISC

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書籍等出版物

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講演・口頭発表等

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共同研究・競争的資金等の研究課題

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